Cariboo Memorial Hospital Project Begins Construction with $366.5 Million Budget
Construction Starts on Cariboo Memorial Hospital Project to Enhance Healthcare Access in Williams Lake and Cariboo-Chilcotin Area.
The Cariboo Memorial Hospital project will consist of a three-storey addition and renovations to the existing facility.
Its main objective is to enhance healthcare access for residents in Williams Lake and the Cariboo-Chilcotin area.
The redevelopment plan includes the addition of 25 new beds, increasing the total capacity to 53.
A new medical/surgical inpatient unit will be established, offering 36 beds (an increase of 16 beds).
Another new unit will be dedicated to mental health and substance use, featuring eight single-occupancy rooms, a patient-seclusion room, and an expanded ambulatory care and oncology unit with 16 renovated treatment spaces.
The project will also involve the construction of a new emergency department, which will include 23 treatment spaces (12 more than before), two trauma-treatment bays, a seclusion room, an ambulance carport, and a separate public entrance.
The maternity and women's health unit will be expanded, providing four single-occupancy rooms for maternity care, two nursery rooms, and two private rooms for women's health. This will allow parents to stay with their babies until they are ready to go home.
The pharmacy will undergo expansion to accommodate more space for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.
An interfaith sacred space will be incorporated to support traditional cultural and healing practices.
Additionally, 71 new parking stalls will be added to address parking needs.
The construction will be carried out in two phases, with the first phase focusing on the three-storey addition, anticipated to be completed by 2026.
The second phase, which includes further renovations, is scheduled to conclude in 2029.
Name: Cariboo Memorial Hospital